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Nik Turner

Born: August 28, 1940    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Nik Turner

Nik Turner is perhaps best known as the founding saxophone and flute player for pioneering “space rock” band Hawkwind. As well as contributing to the profound influence that this band has had on rock and punk with its focus on community and grassroots movements -- including its many benefit shows and long-standing support of England's free festivals, Turner may also be the first saxophonist to effectively bring free jazz to rock music. Independent of his work with Hawkwind, Turner has an extensive performance history with his own bands such as Sphynx, Inner City Unit, and Space Ritual, and has perfomed and recorded with such artists as Farflung, the Stranglers, and Sting.

Lengthy discography As a member of Hawkwind 1970 – Hawkwind 1971 – In Search of Space 1972 – Doremi Fasol Latido 1973 – Space Ritual 1974 – Hall of the Mountain Grill 1975 – Warrior on the Edge of Time 1976 – Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music 1980 – Weird Tapes Volume 3 – live 1975-77 1981 – Weird Tapes Volume 5 – live 1976-77 1982 – Choose Your Masques – guests on "Void City" only 1982 – Weird Tapes Volume 6 – live 1970-73 1983 – Weird Tapes Volume 8 – live 1966-73 1983 – The Text of Festival – live 1970-1971 1983 – Zones – live 1980 and 1982 1984 – This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic – live 1980 and 1984 1984 – Bring Me the Head of Yuri Gagarin – live 1973 1984 – Space Ritual Volume 2 – live 1972 1987 – Out & Intake – outtakes and live 1982-1986 1991 – BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert – live 1972 1995 – Undisclosed Files Addendum – live 1984 and 1988 1997 – The 1999 Party – live 1974 1999 – Atomhenge 76 – live 1976 2000 – Choose Your Masques: Collectors Series Volume 2 – live 1982 Solo and collaborative projects 1978 – Nik Turner's Sphynx – Xitintoday (Charisma, CDS4011) 1993 – Nik Turner – Sphynx (Cleopatra, CLEO21352) 1994 – Nik Turner – Prophets of Time (Cleopatra, CLEO69082) 1995 – Nik Turner – Space Ritual 1994 Live (Cleopatra, CLEO95062) and video-DVD (Cherry Red, CRDVD136) – live 1995 – Pinkwind – Festival Of The Sun (Twink Records, TWK CD2) – live 1995 – Anubian Lights – Eternal Sky (Hypnotic, CLEO96032) 1996 – Hawkfairies – Purple Haze (Twink Records, TWK CD5) – live 1996 – Anubian Lights – The Jackal and Nine EP (Hypnotic, CLEO 9666-2) 1996 – Nik Turner – Past or Future? (Cleopatra) - live 1997 – Nik Turner – Sonic Attack 2001 (Dossier, 8480) – compilation album of Cleopatra material 1998 – Anubian Lights – Let Not The Flame Die Out (Hypnotic, CLP 0346-2) 2000 – Nik Turner's Sphynx – Live At Deeply Vale (Ozit/Morpheus) – live 1978 2001 – Nik Turner's Fantastic All Stars – Kubanno Kickasso (Ozit/Morpheus, niktcd334) Guest appearances 1974 – Robert Calvert – Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters (United Artists, UAG 29507) 1975 – Robert Calvert – Lucky Leif and the Longships (United Artists, UAG 29852) 1975 – Michael Moorcock & Deep Fix – New Worlds Fair (United Artists, UAG 29732) 1979 – Mother Gong – Fairy Tales (Charly, CHRL 5018) 1981 – Robert Calvert – Hype (A-Side, IF 0311) 1981 – Mother Gong – Robot Woman 1981 – Sham 69 – The Game (Polydor, 5033) 1982 – Catherine Andrews – Fruits (Cat Tracks, PURRLP2) 1982 – The Astronauts – Peter Pan Hits The Suburbs (Genius) 1982 – Big Amongst Sheep – Terminal Velocity (Rock Solid) 1983 – Underground Zero - The Official Bootleg 1994 – Psychic TV – Pagan Day (Cleopatra) 1994 – Helios Creed – Busting Through the Van Allen Belt (Cleopatra, CLP 9465-2) 1995 – The Stranglers – The Stranglers & Friends Live in Concert – live 1980 1995 – Sting and the Radioactors – Nuclear Waste (Voiceprint, BP181CD) – recorded in 1978 1996 – The Moor – Flux (Bishop Garden Records, BGR 03.1996.01 RM) 1997 – Nigel Mazlyn Jones, Guy Evans and Nik Turner – Live (Blueprint, BP250CD) – live 1999 – Dark Sun – Ice Ritual (Burnt Hippie records, BHR-004) 1999 – 46000 Fibres – The 5th Anniversary Concerts: Set 3 (TRI 3/3) 1999 – Babylon Whores – King Fear (Necropolis Records ) 2001 – Blue Horses – Ten Leagues Beyond World's End[1] 2003 – The Jalapeños – Tear It Up (3D Discs 0002) 2004 – Spaceseed – Future Cities Of The Past Part 1 (Project 9 Records) 2004 – Michael Moorcock and the Deep Fix – Rollercoaster Holiday (Voiceprint, VP351CD) – demos recorded in 1975 2005 – Muzak – Saturnia (Elektrohasch, ATHG-4127) Various artists 1985 – Hawkwind, Friends and Relations Volume 2 – "The Man with the Golden Arm" 1995 – Saucerful of Pink: A Tribute to Pink Floyd – "Careful With That Axe Eugene

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